Robert F. Hames, Jr., 77, of NilesPublished 3:16pm Sunday, December 22, 2013
Feb. 26, 1936—Dec. 19, 2013
Robert F. Hames, Jr., age 77 years of Niles, died at 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at his home following a battle with cancer.
He was born on February 26, 1936 in Decatur, Alabama to Robert Franklin and Bertha Ellen (Osborn) Hames, Sr., and has lived in Niles since 1953, coming from Alabama. He was first employed at the French Paper Company in Niles, and then had a twenty-year career with the National-Standard Company.
Bob bowled on several area leagues, and enjoyed golfing; restoring, maintaining, and driving classic cars; and country music, especially the late Elvis Presley. He had a great talent for repairing various items, and for restoring furniture in his home workshop.
On February 18, 1956 in Niles he married the former Clementina Mary Pullano with whom he celebrated the fifty-first anniversary of their wedding prior to her death on Nov. 6, 2007.
Surviving family includes their children, Robert F. (& Deb) Hames III of Niles, and Denise Hames of Alto, Michigan; grandchildren Elyse Horak and Ian Horak; sisters-in-law, Isabel Deschaaf and Rosemary (& Don) Ball, and two nephews and four nieces.
The funeral service for Robert F. Hames, Jr. will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with the Rev. Michael Smith of Hope Community Church officiating. Committal will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at Noon on Friday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Hospice at Home.